Pretoria Image: Houghton South Australia. Bristol House a fine stone Georgian style house erected around 1845 as a residence and butcher shop.

This #Union Buildings tagged image is courtesy of Flickr. Click on the Flickr account holder below the photograph to see more. Image by denisbin Houghton and Inglewood. A private town was created in 1841 on some land leased by John Richardson from Sir John Morphett. Richardson named his property Houghton Lodge and then he subdivided some of it into Houghton village. At the centre of his village he laid out an English style green. It was planted with English trees- Elms, Oaks etc. The first … [Read more...]

Pretoria Image: BA – Bristol Street Directory 1871

This #Blue Bulls tagged image is courtesy of Flickr. Click on the Flickr account holder below the photograph to see more. Image by brizzle born and bred Mathews' Bristol Street Directory 1871 1871 Back?elds, St. Paul’s www.flickr.com/photos/knowlesteve/4443710130/ The 1828 plan of Bristol, shows the circular stables at Back Fields.The stables were the home of the first riding school in Bristol opened by R.C.Carter in 1761. This school consisted of circular stables around an open area or … [Read more...]

Pretoria Image: Memories of Bristol in the 1920s

This #Blue Bulls tagged image is courtesy of Flickr. Click on the Flickr account holder below the photograph to see more. Image by brizzle born and bred image: c.I923: Wine Street from Narrow Wine Street (later Newgate): a gentleman adjusts his suspender; the hanging signs indicate Verriers the Drapers, beyond are United Clothiers, The Don and Baker Bakers. Samuels are on the Union Street corner, and F. K. Lewis & Co. are to become the present House of Lewis, in College Green. Centre, a … [Read more...]

Pretoria Image: Union Street, Bristol 1936

This #Union Buildings tagged image is courtesy of Flickr. Click on the Flickr account holder below the photograph to see more. Image by brizzle born and bred This was photographed shortly before the Fry’s showrooms and offices on the left were demolished and replaced by the Odeon cinema and new shops. More Pretoria Images This Union Buildings image was automatically curated and published with WP Robot plugin - CLICK HERE to learn more about WP Robot for Wordpress - a massive time and money … [Read more...]